It’s August….if you didn’t send you PGA POA annual assessment, it is now late and interest is also due. There was a little confusion about the option for “direct debit” …. Some people paid and sent the form resulting in double payment of the assessment. We are reviewing accounts and will refund any account that shows a duplicate payment.
Be aware that if your form is received after the July 1st due date, we cannot direct debit your account. You will need to pay the assessment via check and we will begin the direct debit as of July 1, 2015.
BAR CODE STICKERS FOR GATE ACCESS
If your barcode isn’t opening the gate, it is probably a result of one or two things: 1) you are a renter with an expired lease or you had a temporary tag that expired and you didn’t notify the POA of the new license plate number; or 2) your barcode decal is old and/or damaged.
If the sticker looks gray and black (instead of black and white) or if there are scratches or tears on the decal, it is time for a replacement. Just stop by the POA office with the vehicle registration and $5.00 (and the car, of course) and we will have you in and out in minutes.
A point on the weather and barcodes: We are in the regular afternoon rain cycle. It’s good for the plants and grass but doesn’t allow us to attach barcodes. Please don’t shout at the staff when we can’t attach a barcode immediately following rains. It isn’t that we don’t want to get wet, it is the glue on the barcodes. If there is any moisture at all, the decal just slides off.
To answer your next question, no, we can’t just give it to you. We are hopeful that someday we will have 24 hour access control so it is important the database is accurate. If we don’t attach the decal we have no way of knowing whether it was put on the registered car or to a friend, relative, housekeeper, etc. (Yes, it does happen!) Also, if the device isn’t attached exactly right the scanner won’t read it.
Bottom line – we appreciate your patience with the yucky weather!
The mating season (especially alligators) is over and now all the baby critters are growing. They are learning to walk, slither, fly or whatever. Sandhill Cranes (the big grey birds with a bright red head) are especially hard to see in the road …..and they don’t move for cars. In addition to the fact that we should be careful and watch for all wildlife, the Cranes are protected. Just slow down and be alert. In another month, the kids will be heading back to school and I will be remind you to slow down for them too. I guess the answer is simple: slow down!
Once in a while a car will sit on my bumper while I do the speed limit in PGA and when the road widens (as it does on Ave of the Master by Glenwood) they will fly past. Sometimes they pass in the ‘no passing’ portion, roll thru the stop sign and speed up away. Funny how they never seem to get that much ahead of the cars they are running off the road. Just for fun I will sometimes write down the license plate number and look it up to see if they live in PGA. Guess what? Yep….almost always they do. I’ve often wished I could publish their name but I just have to believe in karma instead. Maybe that woman who had to be doing 60 mph and almost hit a pedestrian about to cross the street got indigestion after getting to Burger King (yes, she was speeding to breakfast!)
Just a reminder that Northern Palm Beach Co Improvement District will soon install the stop sign on Ave of the Champions at Ave of the Masters. Before it is installed warning signs will be place to let you know it is coming. As always, please drive carefully.